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Robert Pratt

Senior Staff Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Richland, WA)

This speaker was a visiting speaker who delivered a talk or talks on the date(s) shown at the links below. This speaker is not otherwise associated with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, unless specifically identified as a Berkeley Lab staff member.


Rob Pratt is one of the early thought leaders behind the smart grid, focused on an information-rich future for the power grid. He manages Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s (PNNL’s) Smart Grid R&D program activities for the U.S. Department of Energy. He leads a team studying communications and operational architectures, advanced control technology, and simulation of the combined engineering and economic aspects of the future grid, including the effect of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Rob also lead a PNNL initiative that recently commissioned the Electricity Infrastructure Operations Center. The EIOC is a fully-equipped grid control center with live data resources from around the U.S. It is a unique technology development, valuation, training, and technology transfer platform used for advanced grid applications and situational awareness. Prior to his involvement in smart grid in 1999, Rob was engaged in analysis of metered end-use data for utility planning and evaluation, and in development of automated diagnostics and commissioning for commercial buildings. Rob has a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State and has been a scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory since 1985.

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